BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
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911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEMS BOARD
The 911 Board is responsible for assessing and, subsequently, increasing our City’s ability to receive emergency services in the fastest possible time. This board evaluates the newest technologies in communication for use during emergency situations. The 911 Board consists of Chairman Donald Boersma, Bob Gibson Fleet Manager, Dr. Walnette Amudoaghan, Dep.Dhief Mark Scott, Sgt.Willie Campbell, Staff Liaison Roger A. Agpawa.
BLOOD AND ORGAN DONATION COMMISSION
The Country Club Hills Blood and Organ Donation Commission is responsible for organizing, promoting, and volunteering at our City's quarterly City Wide Blood Drives. It also promotes the importance of blood and organ donation by making its presence known at various City functions throughout the year.
Members of the commission include Chairman Linda Zidrich, Co-Chairman Sue Perry, Commissioner Alyson Bozzo, Commissioner Michael Perry, Commissioner Barbara Bozzo, Commissioner Binah Mohammad, Staff Liaison Leneiva Garner.
The Country Club Hills Public Access Cable Commission is responsible for video taping City Council meetings and preparing them for replay each week. In addition to the City Council meetings, the Cable Commission video tapes many of the City’s special events, such as the Santa Fly In and the Memorial Day services, and then edits and airs the footage on our new Public Access Cable Channel (Comcast channel 4 in Country Club Hills)
The Public Access Cable Commission members are Chairman Anese Nu'tall, Co-Chairman Avis Rodgers, Commissioner Amy Bozzo, Commissioner Eric Booker, Commissioner Darlicia Betton, Commissioner,Tasha Hawkins, Commissioner Mamie Carpenter, Ex-Officio Issac Rodgers, Staff Liaison Eddie Parker, Staff Liaison, Mark Rashid.
CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION
The Cultural Arts Commission promotes the availability of cultural experiences in the City and the enhancement of our community through the arts. This commission’s responsibilities include cataloging the paintings and various works of art in City Hall , sponsoring the Black History Event that's held in February of each year and planning the Annual Country Club Hills Art Show.
The Cultural Arts Commission members are Chairman Sandra Jenkins, Co-Chairman Jennifer Brooks, Commissioner Adrienne Miller, Commissioner Yolanda Edwards, Commissioner Deborah Emery, Commissioner Mary Ann Patmon, Commissioner Carolyn Whiteurst, Staff Liaison JoAnn Wade.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTAL COMMISSION
The Economic Development Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall. This Commission promotes and conducts business attraction and retention activities, reviews all development plans for aesthetic and economic impact, and researches new and diverse ways for our businesses in our city to grow and flourish. It also deals with the rejuvenation of tax delinquent, vacant and abandoned commercial properties with the goal of returning these properties to the tax rolls.
The Economic Development Commission members include Chairman LaKitta Wallace, Co-Chairman Felicia Windmon, Commissioner Noreen Colgan, Commissioner Vaughn Harrison, Commissioner Cicely Ray, Commissioner Jennie Betton, Commissioner Hosea Gray, Commissioner Thomas Hill, Ex-officio Leijuana Doss, Staff Liaison Gino Bozzo.
The Environmental Commission is responsible for many important functions in the City, including sponsorship of the annual Beautification Awards program, Earth Arbor Day program, and Holiday House Decorating Contests.
This commission also provides educational programs and materials to support recycling, reviews and supports environmentally-sound developmental plans for the City, and provides educational programs and materials that support prudent use of land and materials.
Several years ago, the Environmental Commission came together with Mayor Dwight W. Welch in the planning of our beautiful City Arboretum and the development of our numerous city-wide planters, both of which have made our residents more aware of their environment and increased our City's overall aesthetic beauty.
The Environmental Commission members include Chairman Jennifer Denton, Co-Chairman Onetta Outlaw, Commissioner Helen McClendon, Commissioner Barbara Swain, Commissioner Denise Garrett, Ex-Officio Maxine Neal, Staff Liaison Maria Lehner.
The Emergency Services Disaster Assistance group, also known as E.S.D.A., is one of the largest groups of its kind in the southern suburbs. Winner of the coveted Governors Hometown Award, E.S.D.A. was formed to give traffic and crowd control assistance to police during various City activities. Their primary objective is to assist during emergencies. They also serve by patrolling the City, checking for vehicle code violations, and assisting police at accident scenes. E.S.D.A. members are volunteers and can be seen serving at City functions such as the Fourth of July Fireworks display, Residents Day, Santa Fly-in, and Memorial Day Service.
Formed in March,1998, this group of high school and college age students receive various kinds of training from Country Club Hills Police Officers, as well as other Law Enforcement officials. The Explorers learn what it takes to be a Police Officer, including the importance of written communication, the legal implications of law enforcement, and traffic safety.
The Police Explorers can be seen at City functions, such as Residents Day, the Santa Fly-In, and the annual Pancake Breakfast. Their duties include traffic and crowd control, distributing food, and assisting E.S.D.A and Police. Residents may even see Police Explorers raising money for the Country Club Hills Teen Fund. For more information, contact Exploring advisors (708)798-3191.
THE FISH COMMISSION
The Fish commission in Country Club Hills is responsible for studying and charting the more-than thirty lakes and ponds in Country Club Hills. With knowledge of the different species of fish inhabiting each of these bodies of water, the Commission encourages clean family fun by working with City, County, and State groups in coordinating City fishing programs.
The members of the Fish Commission are Chairman David Manuel, Co-Chairman Timothy Shelton, Commissioners George Zidrich, Commissioner Samuel Steele, Commissioner Joe McClendon, Staff Liaison Dan Barr.
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY COMMISSION
The Country Club Hills Housing Authority promotes fair housing practices. This Commission operates a Housing Acquisition and Rehabilitation Program, which consists of the purchasing, rehabilitation, and eventual selling of abandoned HUD homes. This program has been in existence for ten years and has purchased and sold many homes. In addition, the Country Club Hills Housing Authority sponsors our annual Residents Day event, which promotes Unity within our Community and is attended by thousands of people each year.
Members of the Housing Authority are Chairman Donna Harris, Co-Chairman Laurie Oliver, Commissioner Tamara Young, Commissioner Theresa Jamison, Commissioner Linda Coleman, Ex-Officio Juanita Rose Bar, Staff Liaison Gino Bozzo.
The Pastoral Commission was formed in 2005 and is the newest Commission in Country Club Hills. Each member of the Pastoral Commission is the leader/director of a congregation that has a building located within the corporate limits of the City. The duties of this Commission include working with community, county, state, and federal organizations to recommend City programs and activities for the further development and enhancement of family and community relations in Country Club Hills. This commission also assists with many of the social service programs in the City.
The members of this Commission include Chairman Martin Marren of St. Emeric Catholic Church, Co-Chairman Pastor Peter Dorn of St. John Lutheran Church , Pastor Adron Robinson of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elder Eddie Richards of Hazel Crest Assembly, Pastor Howard Kennon of United Christian Church, and Reverend Willie Blackmon from Grace Community Christian Church Pastor Michael Russell of Jubilee Faith Community Church, Pastor Anthony Tiller of Jeremiah Temple Church (inside St. Emeric) Pastor Raymond Carter of CFWDM Church, Staff Liaison Leneiva Garner.
THE POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION
This Commission is responsible for testing, screening and creating an eligibility list for vacancies in the Police and Fire Departments. Members include Chairman Eddie Martin, Co-Chairman John Marsh, Commissioner Gabe Barnes, Commissioner Betty Coleman, Commissioner James Craig, Commissioner Donald Green, Commissioner Ed Noyes, Commissioner DeVar Spight, Commissioner Eric Watson, Staff Liaison Mark Scott and Staff Liaison Roger A. Agpawa.
SENIOR CITIZEN COMMISSION
The Senior Commission informs Country Club Hills seniors about health benefits, special programs and special community events for senior citizens. Its members hold an Open House, Health Fair and various other events each year in the lower level of City Hall. This Commission promote services that encourage senior citizens to become more involved and active in our community.
The Senior Commissioners include Chairman John Grayson, Co-Chairman Curtis Thomas, Commissioner Jannie Sanders, Commissioner Charlie Brinson, Commissioner Curley Hudson, Commissioner Myrtle Morgan, Commissioner Quentin Morgan, Ex-Officio Sharon Griffin, Staff Liaison Linda Braun.
The Veterans Commission addresses issues that concern military veterans of Country Club Hills and their families. The Veterans Commissioners also conduct research in order to provide information relative to education and burial benefits, as well as civic activities.
The Veterans Commission was also responsible for bringing the Moving Veterans Wall to the City of Country Club Hills. This event was held from August 10, 2005 through August 17, 2005, 24 hours a day, with a large number of the volunteers being veterans. On Memorial Day, the Veterans Commission sponsors the annual Memorial Day service at St. John's Cemetery. In November, the Veterans Commission holds a Veteran’s Day ceremony on the City Campus, with Veterans from all over the community in attendance. Programs such as the Blue Star, Adopt-a-Flag, Friends of the Flag program and the Memorial Brick, are all sponsored by the Veteran’s Commission.
The Veterans Commission members include Chairman Allen Thompson, Co-Chairman Robert Torborg, Commissioner Jerry Anthony, Commissioner Van Mitchell, Commissioner Anna Fedrick, Commissioner Pamela Carter, Commissioner Ernest Powell, Commissioner Hubbard Coleman, Ex-Officio Aaron Walls, Ex-Officio Calvin Lane, Ex-Officio Kenneth Ross, Staff Liaison.....
The Youth Commission was created to address the needs of the youth in the City of Country Club Hills. This Commission is expanding at a fast pace and continues to hold events that cater to young people. Over the past year, the Youth Commission held the Father and Daughter Dance in February and the Mother and Son in May, Family Game Nights, Talent Shows, Career Skill Workshops and the annual Back to School Parade .
The Youth Commission members include Chairman Alesia Allen, Co-Chairman Eleanor McGee, Commissioner Claudia Mc-Gee, Commissioner Kimberli Thompson, Commissioner Tonya Hambrick-McClain, Ex-Officio Annie Louise Smith, Ex-Officio Christine Holley-Davis, Ex-Officio RaShaun Pitts, Staff Liaison JoAnn Wade.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) deals with a wide array of building permits and code concerns. They are prepared to assist any homeowner and/or business with expansion or the building of a new structure. This board also developed the Zoning Ordinance for the City and reviews all requests for relief from the standards of the Ordinance. They also review all developmental plans and provide support to other developmental divisions such as planning and building with Zone Compliance. The ZBA hold meetings on the second Tuesday of every month. ZBA members include Chairman Duncan Guild, Commissioner Jeri Parish, Commissioner, Commissioner Henry Wingfield, Commissioner Arthur Mooring, Commissioner Eric Minor,Commissioner Jerilyn Space, Commissioner Lee Dyer Sr., Staff Liaison Gino Bozzo.
The Electrical Commission was created to review the City's Electrical Code and recommend changes when ever necessary. The Electrical Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at City Hall at 6:30 p.m.. The Electrical Commission members include Chairman Leon Holloway, Co-Chairman James Jones,Commissioner Wes Weaver, Commissioner Chester Miller Sr., Staff Liaison HarryBjorklund.
The Plan Commission develops The Comprehensive Plan and Land use map for the City and provides guidance to property owners, developers, and citizens regarding land use. They also review all development plans, and make recommendations to the City Council. The Plan Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at City Hall at 7:00 p.m..
The Plan Commission members include Chairman Michael J. Scott, Co-Chairman Joan L. Robinson, Commissioner Elizabeth Robinson, Commissioner Cynthia Cunningham, Commissioner Leneiva Garner, Commissioner Lolita Ford, Staff Liaison Gino Bozzo.
The Historic Commission purpose is to develop a written history of Country Club Hills, and prepare elements for the future use at the historical Stelter Farm. Every person creates a story of their own from the time they move here. The Historic Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
The Historic Commission members include Chairman Mary Kuta, Co-Chairman Emily Stelter, Commissioner Dorothy Fowers, Commissioner Dorothy Hitterman, Commissioner Cecelia Murphy, Commissioner Virginia Hipp, Commissioner Loretta Baker, Staff Liaison Leneiva Garner.
The Theater Commission was established to examine all aspects of past and current operations of the theater, review direct and indirect revenues generated by the theater during past years. The Theater Commission should meet from time to time (at least twice a month during the months of April - August ). The Commissions regular scheduled meeting is on the fourth Wedsnesday of each month.
The Theater Commission members include Chairman Kenneth Daniels, Co-Chairman Cynthia DeBow, Commissioner Michael Victor, Commissioner Cleo Funches, Commissioner David Collins, Commissioner Ricardo Spivey, Commissioner Michael Terrell, Commissioner Kay Giles, Commissioner Shameka Leach , Ex-Officio Linda McDowell, Staff Liaison James Abernathy.